Nursing and Midwifery - King's College Hospital

Nursing and Midwifery

We hold strong

Our nurses and midwives are a driving force in the delivery of new and enhanced ways of working here at King’s. We actively search for people who are innovative, adaptable and committed to providing superior, evidence-based care. And whatever you’re searching for in your nursing or midwifery career, you’ll find it here at King’s.

So why do nurses and midwives want to join us? Our association with King’s College London, our reputation as a teaching hospital, our size, specialities, and what this means in terms of the learning and development opportunities there are here. Others are attracted by the diversity of London. At King’s College Hospital, the PRUH and our south sites, we welcome people from our local communities and all over the world. On top of this, many who train with us as student nurses or midwives want to stay on because they enjoy the friendly environment and supportive team spirit. We also offer a competitive, 12 month Preceptorship scheme with protected learning time.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to join us, you will be part of a close-knit nursing and midwifery community, where the patients and women we care for always come first.

If you want to be at the top of your game and are seriously committed to doing the best job for patients and women, we will commit to investing in your training and development through courses, study days and on-the-job learning to help you grow in your role. Whether you want to pursue your nursing or midwifery career in management, research, clinical or in an educational direction, we will encourage and enable your access to new opportunities through clear career pathways.

We are a Trust that is driven by innovation and the desire to make a difference in our communities. This is what attracts people from around the UK and the rest of the world to join King’s. We hope it will inspire you, too.

Training and development

We want to ensure you have a satisfying career at King’s with access to the widest possible choice of training. So three times a year, we also give Band 5 nurses and HCA’s the opportunity to transfer internally within the Trust to another clinical area or specialty without going through the usual external recruitment processes.

The Trust works closely with our partners in higher education – King’s College London Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery and London Southbank University – to support pre- and postgraduate students.

In addition, we are committed to supporting all clinical staff through continuous professional growth, by offering a wide range of development opportunities throughout their career at King’s. Grants are available to support further training.

How we recruit

All our vacant nursing and midwifery roles, are advertised on our search page, and both our vacant roles and temporary bank vacancies are also advertised on NHS jobs.

We recruit utilising virtual assessment centres and virtual interviews. Using multiple assessment techniques, these centres aim to evaluate your effectiveness across a range of criteria.

Newly qualified nurses and midwives

We recruit all newly qualified nurses and midwives via recruitment campaigns that we run twice a year. We advertise at various universities throughout the UK as well as in current vacancies on our site and on NHS Jobs. We also hold open days/job fairs. All newly qualified nurses complete our Preceptorship Programme training support scheme in their first year with us.

Band 5 nurses and midwives

We manage all Band 5 nurse and midwife recruitment centrally and run a number of recruitment campaigns and hold open days/job fairs every year.

Temporary and bank vacancies

If you’re interested in temporary or flexible roles at King’s, please register with the King’s Staff Bank.

Nursing Recruitment Process

  • Application

    • We advertise on a regular basis for King’s College Hospital as well as the Princess Royal University Hospital and associated sites.

    • We place adverts for both newly qualified and experienced Nurses. All are marked with the relevant site, specialty and band.

    • Please submit your application for the appropriate site, and make sure you have entered all the required information correctly.

  • Selection Process

    • You will have the opportunity to contact departments for further information, and potentially arrange a ward visit in advance of your application.

    • If you are successfully shortlisted, we will invite you to an interview. We are currently conducting these virtually.

  • Conditional Offer

    • If you are successful at interview stage, we will make you a conditional offer of employment.

    • This offer will be subject to satisfactory employment checks – proof of identity, proof of your right to work in the UK, occupational health clearance, criminal check, references and qualifications.

  • Unconditional Offer and Start Date

    • After all employment checks are satisfactorily received, we will be in touch with you to ask you to contact your line manager to agree a convenient start date.

    • When you have agreed your start date, we will organise your induction.

    • This induction date will be your first date of employment.

Please note that all applications will be managed through the TRAC system. Applications made through NHS Jobs will be transferred to TRAC, and subsequent communication will be managed through there.

“You don’t just come here to work, you come here to progress”

Staff Nurse